Tuesday, February 24, 2009

15 people attended today including Daryl's grandson Brady. He was cute as a button and everyone thought he was the best behaved boy they had ever seen! We took down the quilt show today. Deb was a little late so Marguerite and I took down all of the quilts within easy reach. But, hurrah! Deb did come so we were able to take down the out of reach quilts. Now the room looks quite empty. Agnes brought in a delicious orange juice cake. Cathy M. brought in a cream cheese crumb cake and Pat H. made a peanut butter cake of some kind. Marie brought in her collection of folded flower books to show Fran who makes the ruched flowers. We all oohed and aahed over the pictures in the books.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

15 ladies attended today. Marguerite brought in her finished quilt. She didn't finish it in time to hang in this year's show so I hope she puts it in next year's show. She does all hand piecing and hand quilting and is about the only person I know who does that anymore so her quilts are a particular treasure. I got out the mile-a-minute quilt so Cathy Y. and I could pin it together. First we had to piece some batting scraps together though and sew the backing. But we got it pinned so in a few weeks I want to have the group practice machine quilting using the walking foot on our Brother sewing machines. Agnes and Pat H. worked on tying Pat's hidden 9-patch prayer quilt. Kathy O. brought in her sister from Elmira for a visit. Kathy had also promised to give Daryl personal instruction on the hidden 9-patch. We will be taking down the quilt show next week. Then on Feb. 10th we will have a potluck lunch.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Today was our Open House for our show. 43 people attended, 16 of us and 27 of visitors. That's not too bad. We had lots of good food as usual, beautiful quilts, and this year Kathy O. demonstrated the Hidden 9-patch and Fran demonstrated ruching. Several of the visitors looked familiar. I think some of them return to our open house every year. We'll see if our group expands after this year's show. I'll put on some more pictures when they become available.

New additions for the open house only were Fran's handbag, my wild faces quilt top, Winnie's red, white and blue lap quilt top, and the group's mile-a-minute quilt top. Other new additions to the show were Agnes' poinsettia wall hanging, Laura DiVirgilio, one of the Jr. Nimblefingers, brought in her 9-patch quilt, and Marie's golfer.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

14 ladies attended today and thank goodness, one of those 14 was the fearless ladder-climber Deb J.! We hung the 2009 Nimblefingers quilt and craft show and it's beautiful as always. This year we also included works by the Junior Nimblefingers. Pictures will follow.